Bury St Edmunds: Popular Christmas fair is on for three days from November 23

THE COMMUNITY support for this year’s Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre - which is expected to attracted about 10,000 people - has been tremendous, the event’s organiser has said.

The award-winning fair, on November 23, 24 and 25 around the town, attracts visitors from far and wide with its many stalls - selling Christmas gifts and treats like mulled wine - and a packed programme of entertainment.

Sharon Fairweather, tourism officer for St Edmundsbury Borough Council, said this year so many people had come forward to get involved, which she thought could be because of the raised level of community spirit as a result of the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

“That really struck me this year. I don’t know if it’s the mood because of what’s happened in the summer, but it’s really nice. It’s a real community event.”

An element which is new this year is a Friday street market in the Buttermarket. And this year there will be more entertainment in the Abbey Gardens, more stalls at the Arc and the stages at Angel Hill and Charter Square will be full of entertainment for the three days.

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For more information about what it is on at the event visit www.burystedmundschristmasfayre.co.uk

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